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Jesse Earle Roberts, MD
(919) 326-1100
3333 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston Salem, NC
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1961

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Dr.Kenneth ORourke
Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Kavita Ann Thomas, MD
(321) 841-5145
260 Adams Morgan Ct
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 2000

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Kenneth Stuart O Rourke
(336) 716-2177
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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John Richard Wolfe, MD
(336) 718-0100
1381 Westgate Center Dr
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Forsyth Mem Hosp, Winston Salem, Nc
Group Practice: Forsyth Internal Medicine Associates

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Tamer Alsebai, MD
(870) 628-6288
Medicine Center Boulevard,
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1989

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Nilamadhab Mishra
(336) 716-2255
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Douglas Lee Metcalf
(336) 277-0361
1900 S Hawthorne Rd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Douglas Lee Metcalf, MD
(336) 768-6161
1900 S Hawthorne Rd Ste 652
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1976

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Kenneth Stuart O'Rourke, MD
(910) 716-4209
3545 Summerfield Ln
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr, Winston Salem, Nc
Group Practice: Wake Forest University Baptist

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Psoriatic Arthritis

A Patient's Guide to Psoriatic Arthritis

Introduction

Psoriasis is a disease that most people think of as primarily a skin disease because the condition causes a persistent rash in various areas of the body. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of joint disease that occurs in roughly seven percent of people who have psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis affects people of all ages, but most get it between the ages of 30 and 50. Usually a patient has psoriasis (the skin rash) for many years before the arthritis develops, and the arthritis comes on slowly. But this is not always the case. No matter what, patients with psoriatic arthritis must manage both the outbreaks of itchy, scaly skin and the pain and stiffness of arthritis.

This guide will help you understand

  • how psoriatic arthritis develops
  • how doctors diagnose the condition
  • what can be done for the problem

Anatomy

Where does psoriatic arthritis develop?

Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint. Its symptoms often seem like the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or degenerative arthritis of the spine. X-rays can be used to show the difference between psoriatic arthritis and other diseases. In psoriatic arthritis, X-rays show a very distinctive type of bone destruction around the joint and certain patterns of swelling in the tissues around the joints.

Patients with psoriatic arthritis fall into three groups. Many patients have what is called asymmetric arthritis. This means that only a few joints are involved and that it does not occur in the same joints on both sides of the body. (For example, only one wrist and one foot are affected.)

An equal number of patients suffer from symmetric polyarthritis. This means that arthritis occurs in several corresponding joints on both sides of the body. (For example, both elbows, both knees, and both hands are affected.) The polyarthritis type of psoriatic arthritis is much like RA.

A third group has mostly axial disease. This refers to arthritis of the spine, the sacroiliac joint (where the pelvis and bottom of the spine meet), or the hip and shoulder joints. Patients do not necessarily stay in the same category. Over time, the pattern may change. Doctors use these categories to better understand the disease and to follow the progression of the arthritis. The treatment is basically the same.

Causes

Why do I have this problem?

The exact cause of psoriatic arthritis is not known. Many factors seem to be involved in its development. Heredity--your genes--plays a major role. People who are closely related to someone with psoriatic arthritis are 50 times more likely to develop the disease themselves. Recent studies have located genetic markers shared by most people who have the disease.

Sometimes injuries seem to set off psoriatic arthritis. Infections also contribute to the disease. It is known that strep infections in children can cause psoriasis. Some researchers think that the arthritis may be...

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